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Ramadan, The Qur'an and Beyond (Term 2)

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Week 1: Boost your Du'as in Ramadan: The Immense Power of Du'a 

Date: 30th April 2020 

Speaker: Fathima Essop

The prophet Muhammad ﷺ said: "Du'a is worship. Your Lord said: call on Me and I will answer you." (Abu Dawud, Tirmidhee)

Du'a is a powerful weapon of a believer. In this class, we discuss the immense power & weight of asking Allah SWT for what we want. The etiquettes of calling upon Allah SWT and Prophetic manners of making du'a. What are the best times that our du'as are readily accepted? Some tips on utilising special moments in Ramadan to supercharge our du'as. The benefits of preparing a du'a list and setting dream du'as. Tools to align with our du'as and ambitions such as; vision boards, visualisation techniques and how gratitude is a winning formula to getting du'as accepted.


Week 2: Fasting, Ramadan and iktisad

Date: 7th May 2020

Speaker: Meryem Mint

It was the month of Ramadan in which the Qur'an was bestowed from on high as a guidance unto man and a self-evident proof of that guidance, and as the standard to discern true from false (2:185).

Many purposes and facets of wisdom in the fast of Ramadan relate to Almighty Allah’s dominicality; man’s social life, the training of his nafs(soul), and his gratitude for divine bounties.

Please join us for the many facets of wisdom behind the month of Ramadan and fasting it.     


Week 3: Jurisprudence of fasting

Date: 14th May 2020

Speaker: Sheikh Abdul Hadi 

O you who have believed, decreed upon you is fasting as it was decreed upon those before you that you may become righteous (2:183)

Take the opportunity to transform this month with a refresher on Ramadan with the fiqh of fasting in light of the Qur'an and sunnah. Revisit information on moonsightings, taraweeh prayer itikaf, the acts which nullify or invalidate fasting, fidyah or kaffarah and the sunnah acts which increase your reward. 


Week 4: Itikaf and Eid spiritual break, no class

Date: 21st May 2020

Aisha reported: I said, “O Messenger of Allah, if I know which night is the Night of Decree, what should I say during it?” The Messenger of Allahﷺ, said, Say:  "O Allah, you are pardoning. You love to forgive, so forgive me.” ( al-Tirmidhī )

Allahumma innaka `Afuwwun TuHibbul `Afwa Fa`fu `Annii. اللَّهُمَّ إِنَّكَ عُفُوٌّ تُحِبُّ الْعَفْوَ فَاعْفُ عَنِّي


Week 5: The Holy Qur'an Miracle of Miracles

Date: 28th May 2020

Speaker: Heather Fagan 

Indeed, those who disbelieve in the message after it has come to them... And indeed, it is a mighty Book. Falsehood cannot approach it from before it or from behind it; [it is] a revelation from a [Lord who is] Wise and Praiseworthy. (41:41 - 42)

In this session we will delve into the miraculous nature of the Qur'an. We will look at examples of its beauty, eloquence, comprehensive and commentary.


Week 6: Reading the Qur'an in light of the sunnah of the prophet ﷺ

Date: 4th June 2020

Speaker: Sadiq Ansari

The Prophet ﷺ said: “Any group of people that assemble in one of the Houses of Allah to recite and study the Qur'an, tranquility will descend upon them, mercy will engulf them, angels will surround them and Allah will make mention of them to those (the angels) in His proximity.” [Muslim].
How can we read the Qur'an with the Sunnah in mind? What may benefits and dangers of reading both together at the same time and separately? Does Imam Tahawi offer a unique advice on this issue?


Week 7: Tafseer surah Al-Kahf

Date: 11th June 2020

Speaker: Leila Khaled

Abu Sa’id al-Khudri reports that the Prophet SAW said: “Whoever recites Surat Al-Kahf on Jumu’ah will have illumination from the light from one Jumu’ah to the next.” (an-Nasa’i, al-Baihaqi, and al-Hakim)

The parables in the Qur'an draw on various themes to connect the creation back to The Creator. The Fitnah within the 4 stories in surah AL-Kahf are no exception. The people of cave and fitnah of religion, The Companion of two gardens and fitnah of wealth, the journey of Musa(ra) and Khidr(ra) and fitnah of knowledge and the story of Dhul Qarnain and the fitnah of power. Join us in our journey as believers  and re-connect with Allah swt through the challenges trials and tribulations portrayed in this tafseer. 


Week 8: Tafseer Surah Al-Mulk

Date: 18th June 2020

Speaker: Calisha Bennett

Abd-Allaah ibn Mas’ood, (ra) narrated; "Whoever reads Tabaarak allaahi bi yadihi’l-mulk [i.e., Soorat al-Mulk] every night, Allah will protect him from the torment of the grave. At the time of the Messenger of Allah ﷺ we used to call it al-maani’ah (that which protects). In the Book of Allaah it is a soorah which, whoever recites it every night has done very well." 

Explore the gems of wisdom and mercy inspired through tafsir of surah Al-Mulk 'The Dominion. The surah allocated as your defence, your intercession. The surah that seeks your forgiveness from The Oft Forgiving. Join us in tafsir of this surah of companionship, protection and intercession throughout the next life until it sees you enter Jannah.

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Creative Workshop

Week 9: Qur'an Journaling Creative Workshop

Date: 25th June 2020

Speaker: Jameela Ho

This is a Book which We have sent down upon you, a blessed Book, for them to ponder upon its verses, and for men of intellect to accept advice. (38:29)

Discover an enjoyable, easy and relaxing way to apply Allah’s Words to your life. Qur'an journaling is a creative process of reading the meaning from the tafsir and then reflecting deeply on how to apply it to your life.You can learn this process at  our online Qur'an journaling workshop & stay connected to the Qur'an, even though Ramadan has ended. Art and craft supplies list will be sent to sisters registered on the whats app group by 11th June to purchase.


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